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PBS
Feb 12, 2013 4:30pm PST
president obama as he gives his state of the union speech. we look at his jobs plan and what wall street wants to hear from the president. and currency wars: g-7 countries say they're looking to boost their local economies, but critics say they're aiming to get ahead by weakening their currencies. that and more tonight on "n.b.r." we're hours away from president obama's state of the union address. americans aren't just listening for what he says but how he says it. will he strike a hopeful or optimistic tone, and will he offer a concrete plan to create jobs and grow the economy? washington bureau chief darren gersh reports. >> reporter: with more than half of americans thinking the economy is still in recession, it makes sense that the president is focused on a jobs agenda in his speech tonight. but while his plan may be new, the challenge is not. >> the economy is not growing fast because the demand for the goods and services that we can produce in this country has not increased very much. and unfortunately, the public sector purchases of consumption items and investment items has been
FOX
Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm PST
know the broad themes of president obama's state of the union address, now david stevenson reports on what people in the bay area want to hear. >> reporter: business is booming at just for fun. after a couple of bumpy years in which parents wouldn't even bring the kids inside. >> children would want to come in the store and there'd be the argument that they can't buy anything because they're fearful that their income may be affected. >> reporter: consumer confidence here is up after the worst recession since the great depression. he hopes president obama's state of the union address will focus on nurturing new and recovering small businesses. >> he needs to continue on the path of making it affordable for businesses. >> reporter: with the nation's unemployment rate at almost 8%, the president will renew his call for further economic stimulus. >> the economy is poised to continue to grow. to continue to build on the progress we've made. to continue to build on the job creation. >> reporter: in san francisco where the unemployment rate stands at about 6.5%. workers told us the president
NBC
Feb 13, 2013 4:00am PST
rolling into president obama's state of the union address last night. democrats calling it a lecture for both suicide a broad brush while republicans complain about lack of details to fix the economy. tracie potts has details from washington for us. good morning. >> reporter: the day after president obama heads to north carolina we just got detail of that trip. he's going to a plant that just hired 160 workers, one of the hall marks of his speech here on capitol hill last night. creating new jobs for the middle class is the president's focus. >> we can't ask senior citizens and working families to shoulder the entire burden of deficit reduction. >> reporter: he's pushing for a permanent budget. >> the greatest nation on earth can't continue by going from one crisis to the next. >> reporter: allowing homeowners to refinance. >> democrats and republicans have supported it before so what are we waiting for? >> reporter: immigration reform. >> now is the time to get it done. >> reporter: a vote on gun control with victims families in the audience. >> more than two dozen americans whose l
PBS
Feb 13, 2013 1:00am PST
obama might give them some tonight in his state of the union address. suzanne pratt has the story. >> reporter: with earnings season winding down, wall street could use some new headlines to chew on. good economic data would be nice. friendly washington politics would also be helpful. tonight's state of the union speech might give investors a clue as to whether that's likely to happen. veteran trader teddy weissberg is hoping president obama will stress the need for bipartisanship but isn't sure that's what he'll hear. >> in terms of tonight, i don't think anybody that i talk to in the wall street arena expects to hear anything terribly dramatic one way or another. >> reporter: since lawmakers and the white house kicked the proverbial can down the road around new years, the stock market has rallied rather nicely. the s&p 500 is up nearly 7% and the dow is about 150 points away from its all-time high. of course, stocks have been getting help from corporate america, too. it turns out fourth quarter profits were better than expected, led by the housing sector and financial firms. >>
CBS
Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm PST
listening closely to president obama's state of the union address tonight. they are concerned about their loved ones in a war zone. kpix 5 reporter len ramirez is in san jose where he met with military families. len. >> reporter: exactly right, elizabeth. there is a lot on the president's agenda but military families hope that what the president talks about tonight will also remind people like this memorial here in downtown san jose that there are men and women all over the world right now serving in harm's way. jackie flies the flag in fronts of her sunnyvale home and has a bluestar in the window. >> my son is sergeant joseph josch and he has been in armor with tanks his whole career. >> reporter: she will be watching president obama's state of the union speech tonight with special attention to anything about north korea's nuclear testing. >> which my son the boots on the ground, it's a fear. >> reporter: the sergeant is married with two children and has served two tours of duty in iraq. today he is deployed to south korea. >> it's a fear that they could make a mistake and the place coul
MSNBC
Feb 13, 2013 5:00am EST
so much for that update. >>> reaction is rolling into president obama's state of union, democrats called it a lecture while some republicans complained about a lack of concrete details to fix the economy. tracie potts has the details from washington. >> reporter: creating new jobs for the middle class, that's the president's focus today in north carolina after telling congress the wealthy still need to pay more. >> we can't have senior citizens and working families to shoulder the entire burden of deficit reduction while asking nothing more from the wealthiest and the most powerful. >> reporter: he is pushing for a permanent budget. >> the gratest nation on earth can not keep conducting its business by drifting from one manufactured crisis to the next. we can't do it. >> reporter: allowing homeowners to refinance. >> democrats and republicans have supported it before. so what are we waiting for? >> reporter: immigration reform. >> now is the time to get it done. >> reporter: and a vote on gun control with victims families in the audience. >> more than two dozen americans whose liv
CBS
Feb 13, 2013 4:00am PST
you very much. >>> well a determined president obama pressed his political agenda during his state of the union address. there was little compromise during last night's one-hour speech as the president pushed congress to push an issue ranging from gun control. he goes to north carolina to further outline his proposal. al just released cbs news poll found 52% approve of the job president obama is doing, but 54% believe the country is on the wrong track. susan mcginnis is in washington. good morning, susan. >> hey, good morning, anne-marie. yeah, the president seemed emboldened and unyielding last night. he fleshed out lots of the themes from tin august rail address talking about how to get the middle class thriving again and talking about how to revive the economy and also unveiled some new initiative including universal preschool and voting initiativess and raising the minimum wage burke he gave the speech before a deeply divided congress many of whom believe when it comes to the nation's problems, government is not the solution. >> fellow americans -- >> president obama used the f
WHUT
Feb 13, 2013 6:00pm EST
vote. >> president obama uses his state of the union to urge congress to tackle gun-control. he will speak to kathy, and, in chicago professor and organizer organized a petition of hadiya pendleton. we will also speak to obama's climate change policies. >> i can announce over the next year another 34,000 american troops will come home from afghanistan. this drawdown will continue. by the end of next year, our war in afghanistan will be over. >> while obama says the war will be over next year, the pentagon says the troops will remain until the 2024. we will speak to activist kathy kelly. and we will speak to aura bogado about what he did not say about immigration. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. president obama gave further details on his second term agenda tuesday night with the annual state of the union address. on the environment, obama called on lawmakers to take action against global warming with a number of victims of gun violence in attendance, obama also urged congress to vote on new gun control measures, including backgroun
KRON
Feb 12, 2013 11:00pm PST
" >> reporter: in his 4th state of the union address, president obama laid out the agenda for his second term in office. >> "the state of our union is stronger." >> reporter: the focus of tonight's speech: how *he plans to improve the economy and find work for 12 point 3 million unemployed americans. >> "broad-based economic growth requires a balanced approach to deficit reduction, with spending cuts and revenue, and with everybody doing >> reporter: warmly received by democrats and mostly dismissed by republicans, the president will need help from both parties to achieve his goals. >> "let's set party interests aside, and work to pass a budget that replaces reckless cuts with smart savings and wise investments >> reporter: on foreign policy, the president announced a major troop withdrawal from afghansitan -- 34,000 by this time next year. on immigration reform, he pushed for a path to citizenship for the 11 million illigal immigrants currently in the u.s. >> "each of these proposals deserves a vote in congress." >> reporter: and on gun control - he made it clear he wants action. >> "th
ABC
Feb 13, 2013 4:00am EST
. >>> political push. president obama's state of the union address. his proposals outline how they'll impact you. and his big request to members of congress. >>> flight fright. a passenger's first flight turned into a frightening ordeal. what was supposed to be a happy occasion was anything but. >>> and top dog. a little pup with a giant personality. meet banana joe, this year's winner of the westminster dog show. >>> and good wednesday morning, everybody. we do begin with that breaking news out of southern california. investigators have located charred human remains within the debris of that burned out cabin, where it's believed christopher dorner was holed up. >> if dorner is positively identified, it would bring an end to the manhunt for the former lapd officer. abc's brandi hitt has more from l.a. >> reporter: the manhunt for accused cop-killer, christopher dorner, now centers on this burned out cabin east of los angeles. we learned overnight that a charred body has now been removed. >> we believe that someone was inside. we had reason to believe that that was christopher dorner. >> repo
NBC
Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm PST
lawsuit is critical as they move forward with additions to the hotel. >> president obama's state of the union address is less than an hour away. the speech is mandated by the constitution and white house officials say it will be wide ranging. >> we are live in capitol hill, steve, what is the tone and goal for the president tonight? >> well, the tone is the question mark. good evening. he will definitely talk about north korea, and afghanistan and, jobs, immigration and guns, those are the topics, the tone we will have to wait and see. will president obama talk compromise or vow to win his way on the big issues? >> we will find out everything that i have to say tonight. >> the headline could be the obama announcement that he will bring home 34,000 u.s. forces from afghanistan, but he will warn the military could be hurt by spending cuts march 1st, the sequester. outside the capitol, protesters were protesting the cuts that would hit social services. preventing sequester cuts requires a deal on taxes and spending. that the president has called for in previous state of the union speec
KRON
Feb 13, 2013 4:00am PST
is 4:09. president obama delivered his state of the union address to both houses of congress and millions of americans watched from home. >> the stakes were high in this much-anticipated speech. in early schmidt reports. >> in his fourth state of the union address he laid out the plans for his second term in office. >> the focus of tonight's speech how he plans to improve the economy and find work for the nation's 12.3 million unemployed americans. >> economic growth requires a balanced approach. with spending cuts and revenue. with everyone doing their fair share. >> warmly received by democrats and mostly dismissed by republicans. the president will need the help of both parties to achieve his goals. >> that replaces reckless cuts with smart savings and wise investments. >> 34,000 troops to be withdrawn from afghanistan by this time next year. >> each of these proposals deserves a vote in congress. >> on gun control he made it clear he wants action. >> the families into sun and the cow was of a community's ripped open by gun violence they deserve a simple vote. >> a florida c s
FOX News
Feb 12, 2013 10:40pm EST
, thank you very much, toss it back to you, bret. >> bret: thank you. president obama's state of the union address called for spending on infrastructure and manufacturing, and he advocated a boost in the minimum wage and new gun control laws. florida senator marco rubio ap the republican response chided the president for what he called an obsession for tax increases and said his proposals would hurt the middle class. one thing they could all agree on immigration reform, comprehensive immigration reform, but there are a lot of hurdles to get through on capitol hill, the budget, the sequester before we get to that. all of that's coming in in the come weeks, tune in for special report 6 p.m. eastern on fox news channel and we'll cover every aspect of all the things that are developing, like drinking from a fire hose here in washington. thanks for watching our coverage of the state of the union address, i'm bret baier, good night in washington. we'll see you. ♪ [ male announcer ] how could a luminous protein in jellyfish, impact life expectancy in the u.s., real estate in hong kong, an
CBS
Feb 12, 2013 11:00pm EST
highlights from president obama's state of the union address. ken molestina is at the university of maryland where a memorial was held for victims of today's murder/suicide. but first we begin with gary nurenberg who is following some breaking news. he joins us now with the latest on what is apparently the violent end of an intense manhunt for christopher dorner, the former l.a. cop accused of murdering police officers for revenge. gary? >> reporter: leslie, the end of this manhunt started with a home invasion by this rogue former cop on the run. seen later by fish and game rangers who try to stop him, get their car sprayed with gunfire as dorner runs into the woods and then into the house. a big gun fight. two sheriff's deputies hit, one of them dies. a standoff, tear gas fired into the house which then catches fire. a body found in the burned-out rubble, dorner now presumed dead. the owners of this truck described a man matching dorner's spot who stole it from them in the mountains east of l.a. when he was spotted by officers, he repeatedly fired at them. >> he crashed the car and then too
ABC
Feb 12, 2013 11:00pm EST
state of the union address. tonight, president obama laid down his blueprint for his second term. for a country that faces numerous obstacles in the immediate future, the economy is top of mind. in addition, the debate over gun control, immigration, and the military future in afghanistan sets -- took center stage. we begin with rebekah live in our newsroom. >> his first state of the union since reelection the president laid out his agenda for off a message of optimism. >> we can say with renewed confidence that the state of our union is stronger. >> acknowledging major challenges ahead as obama called on congress to focus on the economy and helping the middle class, calling for investments in infrastructure, energy, education and manufacturing along with raising the minimum wage and help for homeowners. the president said it is time to raise taxes on the wealthy. >> why would we choose to make deeper cuts to education and medicare just to protect special interest tax breaks? how is that fair? >> he called the sequester a really bad idea. the president wants the parties to find a solutio
FOX
Feb 13, 2013 4:25am EST
obama delivers his first state of the union address since his rehigh pressure election. economy particularly finding ways to boost the middle class was the central focus. the president presented an ambitious agenda to create jobs and boost the minimum wage. >> tonight, let's also recognize that there are communities in this country that no matter how hard you work, it is virtually impossible to get ahead. we need to build new ladders of opportunity into the middle class for all those who are willing to climb them. >> we'll have much more on that state of the union address in just a moment. >>> there are conflicting reports in the search for a former lapd officer wanted for murder. officials say a body has been found inside a mountain cabben cab -- cabin but they are not saying if it is christopher dorner. a gun battle killed one officer and wounded 11. a massive manhunt has been under way since last week. >>> pope benedict xvi will lead ash wednesday mass at st. peter's basilica today. ash wednesday marks the beginning of lent, a period of 40 days of penitence leading up to east
ABC
Feb 13, 2013 6:30am EST
highlights this prong from president obama's state of the union address. he covered a range -- this morning from the president's state of the union address. some faces in the crowd reflected another issue, gun violence. ed payne has the story. >> reporter: it began as most state of the union the president greeting members of congress. but in the hall prominent guest victims of gun violence. like gabby giffords and next to michelle obama, the parents of shrine chicago teen hadiya pendleton. >> three weeks ago she was here in washington with her classmates performing for her country in my inauguration. and a week later, she was shot and killed in a chicago park after school. >> reporter: the president also talked about the tragic shootings in midtown connecticut. >> it has been two months since newtown. i know this is not the first time this country debateed how to reduce gun violence -- debated how to reduce gun violence but this time is different. >> reporter: after this shootings the president proposed tenning gun laws. >> the proposals deserve a vote -- toughening gun lawns. >> th
NBC
Feb 13, 2013 5:00am EST
obama's vision for america with the state of the union. good morning everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. >>> i'm eun yang. welcome to "news4 today" for this wednesday, february 13th, 2013. we're watching the weather again at this hour as another winter system heads towards the region and it could be bringing snow. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here with what you can expect. tom, good morning. >> good morning. right now, we have clouds on the increase. they've been rolling in here in the last hour or so. it's still mostly clear, western, northern suburbs. all cloudy south and west of us. that's ahead of the precipitation that's not going to move in until this afternoon. no travel problems weatherwise. it's cold o, in the upper 20s. low 30s in montgomery county. arlington and fairfax generally in the low 30s. it's near freezing in prince george's county. much of southern maryland in the upper 30s near the bay waters. rest of northern virginia, loudoun county, prince william, spotsylvania, fauquier, culpeper, near the freezing mark right now. and by 6:00 this morning, we'll sti
WETA
Feb 13, 2013 6:30pm EST
asset management. >> susie: bob, let me start by first getting your take on president obama's state of the union address last night. was there anything that he said that makes you want to change your investment strategy or change your thinking about investing in the stock market? >> not a whole lot, susie. as you know, most of what the president said was also said in some way in hi inauguration speech, and other speeches he made. there was a long laundry list of a lot of things we would all like to do, but they also cost money, and the republicans are basically saying we're not giving you anymore money at this point in time. so most of it is dead on arrival. i would say that the focus in d.c. these days, of course, is on the issue related to sequesteration. and the president said, we've got some things to talk about with the republicans, but most observers, and i would agree, are thinking we'll hit the sequester march 1, but hopefully not for long. >> susie: if there is s sequestration, what does that mean for the economy? >> i think most people are already figuring some sequestration
CSPAN
Feb 13, 2013 7:00am EST
obama delivered his sports date of the union address in about an hour last night. -- his first state of been in address. he got interrupted more than 70 times by applause. it was the 222nd state of the union by a u.s. president. he spoke about gun laws, new spending on education, increasing the minimum wage, creating new private-sector- public partnerships. there was a response from marco rubio and another from rand paul. we will get your reaction to all of this. 202-585-3882 for all others. reach us on twitter or facebook, or send us an e-mail. let's go through the headlines in the national papers this morning. pierce "usa toda -- here is "usa today" -- and then here is the "washington times" -- and the new york times -- the wall street journal -- the washington post -- we are getting your reaction this morning on the washington journal for the first hour. what did you think of the speech, the proposals, and the republican response as well? later on, a line of lawmakers for their reaction and to take your comments. our first phone call is joe in georgia, republican. caller: thank yo
NBC
Feb 13, 2013 6:00am PST
forecast in next report. back to you. >> president obama delivered his state of the union last night calling for bipartisan cooperation in congress and a stronger focus on job creation. mr. obama said the state of the union is stronger but he pushed for changes to gun control and immigration reform. the president demanded an end to stalemates in congress that kept lawmakers from passing a permanent budget. >> the greatest nation on earth cannot keep conducting its business by drifting from one manufactured crisis to the neck. >> i don't buy it. we have heard it before. >> the president's speech lacked specifics when it came to the economy, said republicans. coming up, a live report from marla teyes and expert analysis from a political science professor. >> the time is 6:11. coming up, a crucial court hearing nine years in the making. we'll tell you what's at stake for barry bonds as he tries to clear his name and defend his baseball legacy. that's ahead. >> great to be watching over the years. >> plus a family reunion. a familiar name joining the giants in the cactus league. ahead, a
Current
Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm PST
evening, i'm john fugelsang, coming up in just over an hour president obama will deliver his fifth state of the union address to a politically polarized audience outside capitol hill and their polarized representatives and senators under the capitol dome. now current tv will be covering the speech in its entirety, and i'll be back to break it down with panel include current's cenk uygur and. michael shure. tonight the president is expected to focus on policies to create more jobs, heal the ailing economy and rebuild the middle class. he's expected to call for compromise, and talk about searching for common ground, with republicans who deny the possibility of either. so long as mr. obama's in office. >> another litany of left-wing proposals with plenty of red meat for the president's base. >> john: because everyone thinks obama is left wing except people on the left wing. house speaker john boehner was even more dismissive. he told reporters today that the house republicans won't pass any part of the president's agenda this year except for immigration, and told mr. obama to stay out of it
CW
Feb 13, 2013 12:00pm CST
with first-degree murder. president obama used his state of the union address to urge congress to put aside congresspartisan differences. >> we cannot have senior citizens and working families. asking nothing more from the wealthiest and most powerful. will not build the middle class by shifting the cost of health care. >> president unveiled the new proposals aimed at improving the lives of the middle class. everything from preschool education to repairing the aging infrastructure. over the next year 34,000 u.s. troops will come home from afghanistan. >> i think that is will really tug at the heart strings of most americans who were watching. >> michele obama was choked up. they stopped short of criticizing the presentpresident. an assault weapon did not kill her. that is the heart of the debate. there were several members of congress that brought victims of gun violence or survivors there last night. this is not an issue about assault weapons. that is not the issue. it is not about assault weapons. proposed >> those are being put forth. their chicago critic to live in these neighborh
PBS
Feb 12, 2013 4:00pm PST
president obama delivers his state of the union address, the white house calls it a highly provocative act. even the only major ally china is expecting from opposition. from south korea, and david reports. >> in an isolated paranoid nation this was hailed as a moment of national pride. >> this proves how great our military is, even if millions of enemies is half as we will win. - attack us we will one. >> this was about half as a parable of the atom -- powerful of the atom bombs america dropped on japan. last december, north korea put a satellite into orbit. it was in defiance of u.n. resolutions and marked a major step in its reocket technology. they say they have made a nuclear bomb that may be small of to mount on the rocket. kim jong-un is barely 30 years old. some thought he might bring change to this port country. he seems to have decided nuclear bombs, not economic reform, is what will guarantee the survival of his regime. the korean peninsula was divided by war 60 years ago. south koreans reach beyond the dreams of northerners have grown used to protect and have shut them off.
FOX News
Feb 13, 2013 5:00pm EST
five." ♪ ♪ >> eric: president obama delivered his fifth "state of the union." the grand entrance by the rockstar in chief, bipartisan bowing and patting each other on the back as they barrel toward armageddon was a spectacle. the president thinks he knows what is best for us. i think he sees himself as a father figure, in a cool way. like this guy. >> i'm a cool dad. that is my bang. >> ♪ we're all in this together ♪ ♪ yes, we are ♪ we're all stars ♪ of something you know it >> eric: sorry, mr. president, that is not how i see it, sir. i can see it like chick bike riding girlie arm dad that whines and nags and whines and nags. >> so let's be clear. common sense reform. minimum wage and our fair share. manufacturered crisis. >> gun violence. >> climate change. immigration reform. >> bob, haven't the american people heard this song enough played over and over and over again? >> bob: what happened to you? did you take a big hit of red bull or something? nose spray. that is right. for the last two months you have been a quiet, more self-assuming eric bolling. now you converted
ABC
Feb 12, 2013 5:30pm PST
to all of you. we welcome you, as we gather with you to watch president obama's state of the union address. as he challenges congress and tries to harness public opinion behind his plan of action for the first year of his second term. >> the focus will be on the economy, diane. creating jobs. that's been the struggle of his presidency. the president believes he has the public on his side on that issue. most of the speech will be about that. but he has a new mission for his second term. ending gun violence and so much emotion around that issue tonight. >> emotion in that room and also this convergence with the drama we have seen unfolding today out in california.
WETA
Feb 12, 2013 7:00pm EST
the nation expect from president obama's state of the union speech tonight? i spoke with white house press secretary jay carney a short time ago. jay carney, thank you for joining us. let me begin by asking what does the president want to accomplish tonight? >> judy, tonight he wants to make clear to the american people that his number-one priority is what it has always been since he began running for the office of the presidency back in 2007. that is, the need to grow the economy and rebuild and strengthen the middle class because the middle class has always been the engine of our economic growth. when the middle class does well, when our economy grows from the middle out instead of the top down, america does better. that's really been the focus of his energies on domestic policy since, like i said, the time he began running for this office. it was the focus of so much what he did in his first term. it remains the focus because the recession that was in full bloom when he took office in january of 2009 cost this economy almost nine million jobs. and dug a heublg hole out of wh
FOX
Feb 13, 2013 5:00am PST
obama's state of the union address. >>> southbound 680 traffic looks good. we'll tell you why getting to this point may be really tough. >>> time now 5:14. we are following over night news into the east bay. a high speed chase that ended in a crash. it started in antioch and ended in pittsburg. three people were in a stolen car going more than 100 miles an hour when it crashed at the harper street off ramp. those three people suffered minor yours. the 32-year-old female driver is now in custody. >> suspect has a history i don't have a full criminal history in front of me but she has a history of auto theft and warrants for her arrest. i'm not sure what those are right now. >> police also say the woman was wearing a wig leading police to think she may have been trying to hide her identity. >>> president obama made job creation and the economy the focus of his state of the union address last night. the president wants to get americans back to work by investigating in infrastructure. kyla. >> reporter: pam, president obama said the only way to get the economy back on the fast tra
CNBC
Feb 13, 2013 4:00am EST
. >>> and president obama uses his state of the union speech to urge congress to end the battle over the budget and work together to boost the u.s. economy and help the middle class. >> together we have cleared away the rubble of crisis. we can say with renewed confidence that the state of our union is strong. >>> there we go. >> who doesn't love to kick off a wednesday morning with the iea monthly oil report? >> they have lowered their oil demand growth expectations on weaker gdp forecasts. demand growth, 840,000 barrels a day in 2013. they've cut the forecast for opec crude to 29.8 million barrels a day. they say oil supply will hit a 12-month low in january. >> can we show crude and look at the reaction there? we'll take a look in one second. what else are they saying in this report? >> they say the non-opec supply will be rising. opec supply will be falling. non-opec supply is rising, one million barrels a day this year. then they talk about iran oil production hovering below the lowest in 30 years. new sanctions could see further declines in iranian output. they say the sanctions ar
FOX News
Feb 12, 2013 8:55pm EST
, bret. >> president obama's state of the union address, i'm bret baier in washington, you're looking live inside the house chamber there. tonight marks the 92nd time this annual message to congress or state of the union address has been delivered in person by a president. it's this president's fourth. there you see dr. jill biden being escorted to the box where she will sit and watch this address. we're told that the president will use this speech tonight to shift heavily to the economy, shifting the emphasis away from the broad social agenda of his second inaugural address, to focus on manufacturing and infrastructure, other investments and research and education. the house speaker today called that more spending, charged that on the issue of tackling the deficit and debt, quote, i don't think he has the guts to do it. he doesn't have the courage to take on the liberal side of his own party, and never has. as you see, the cabinet, i believe, those are coming into the house chamber. and basically, this is the mood. that's the mood up on capitol hill. the house speaker capturing some
NBC
Feb 13, 2013 6:00am EST
fair share. >> the battle over spending took centerstage at president obama's state of the union address. he laid out a plan that he says will reignite the middle class without adding a dime to the national deficit and central to that plan is education the president says. he called for high quality preschool which he says will boost graduation rates. he wants to reward schools that emphasize math, science an technology. when it comes to higher education, he wants to withhold federal aid to colleges that don't keep tuition costs down. on o the jobs front, he called for a raise to the minimum wage up to $9 from the current $7.25. he wants to link it to increases in the cost of living. he also wants to create infrastructure jobs with a federal program that will fix deteriorating bridges, ports, pipelines and schools. on top of that, the president wants to come back to the idea that have been floating around like reforming medicare, changing the tax code and increasing green energy programs. >> another issue the president talked about will be the focus of a senate hearing today. the
KRON
Feb 13, 2013 7:00am PST
anything done. >> 70 4:00 a.m. and president obama is state of the union address lit up the twitter of birds. 1.1 million state of being in related tweets were made between the time obama entered the white house chamber until the end of his speech. the most we did say the unabomber was one obama said the federal federal minimum-wage to be raised to $9 an hour. the board to redeem about that at 24,000 sheets per minute. the second most we did comment came when obama called on congress to vote on controversy of gun control measures. they got people pleading at 23,700 tweets per minute. protesters are expected to be outside facebook ceo mark zuckerberg, and palo alto this evening. that is where he is hosting a fund-raiser for republican gov. chris christie. the owners are paying up to $3,800 to help fund christie's 2014 reelection campaign. political pundits are wondering whether christie, a leading gop contender for the white house in 2016, is trying to get a toehold in silicon valley which has been a powerhouse of democratic funding. the birds out recent republican comes two years af
CSPAN
Feb 12, 2013 10:30pm EST
rubio, the republican of florida. we'll bring president obama's full state of the union in a re-air in about 20 minutes or so. we're taking your calls to hear your thoughts. we're looking at a shot of the u.s. capitol building. we're following tweets and looking at the #sotu. howard on the democrats line. caller: my thoughts is like the republicans have always done what they always done. they always try to put us into the whole concept is like, you know, it is the middle class. in this country that we have forgotten there is three different classes of people. they try to make us believe there is the rich, the middle class, and then that was it. but there is still -- it is the middle class then there is the poor. those ones who make below the minimum wage freeway for state to state that -- from state to state. my concept is with them is, any time you can talk to the president -- the president and you have not come to a conclusion with him and agree with him on anything to give him any kind of concept is two things. it is like this. why is it when you become an average citizen to take
CNBC
Feb 13, 2013 6:00am EST
>>> good morning. in the state of the union, president obama presses congress on issues including taxes, entitlements, immigration, and gun control. >>> market milestones. the dow turning in its highest close of the year. announcing 1% of an all-time record. >>> and in corporate news, comcast is buying the rest of nbcuniversal from general election for $16.7 billion. it's wednesday, february 13, 2013. "squawk box" begins right now. >>> good morning, everyone, welcome to "squawk box" on cnbc. i'm becky quick along with joe kernen and andrew ross sorkin. we are following major stories. after yesterday's close on wall street, u.s. equity futures this morning, well, you see they are fight a little bit higher. -- they are fight a little bit higher. after gains yesterday, the dow up more than 45 points yesterday. our guest host is westwood capital's len bloom. the next hour, famed investor and billionaire real estate tycoon, sam zell. top-ranked money manager don yakman. his fund have seen annual returns of 10% over the last five years. we'll also talk about how business leaders and inv
ABC
Feb 13, 2013 5:00pm EST
obama state of the union address, including pleas for a vote on the legislation to cut down on gun violence. we're talking about a plan in virginia to stop purchases, selling a gun who would not otherwise qualify to buy a firearm. some say to stop this practice does not go far enough. those stories and more. we will see you in a few minutes. >> i checked the web site yesterday. they called the weather changing at 2:00. sure enough, right on the dime. >> rate as we expected. now we're starting to pick up. -- rain as we expected. right now on live super doppler radar, moderate rainfall. especially north of the city. northeast washington and prince george's county. farther west along interstate 81 corridor, some snow and sleet. temperatures are cool but not cold enough for this to accumulate. upper level look to the west. we will transition eastward. the major system will develop off the coast. the result will be some snow in winter precipitation, but no significant accumulation at all. pretty does quickly moving event over the overnight hours. skies will clear out quickly through the
ABC
Feb 13, 2013 5:00am EST
. let's begin with the markets. they rallied yesterday ahead of president obama's state of the union speech. stock-index futures are modestly higher so far this morning. we have a possible merger between u.s. airways and american airlines. we have been talking about this for quite some time. today the wall street journal says the boards of both carriers are lmeeting. looking to save money on plane tickets? a new survey says to buy them on the weekend. researchers found tickets purchased on the weekend are generally 5% cheaper. some people may say they love their smartphone. but a new study shows people are treating their device like their best friend. americans admitted to a meeting every meal with their phone in hand and sleeping next to their phone. they're more likely to check for information on the internet off their phone than from their own parents. linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. i love my smartphone, but not that much. >> i agree. >> i'm pretty close with my smartphone. thank you, linda. 5:56, 35 degrees. >> an update on the carnival cruise ship that has been stranded in
CBS
Feb 13, 2013 4:30am EST
-lapd cop in a revenge/feud killing spree. >>> the state of our union is strong. >>> president obama uses the first "state of the union" address of his second term to lay out steps to help the economy announce troop withdrawal in afghanistan and pressure congress to take action on gun control. >> the families of tee sown and blacksburg and countless other communities hit by gunfire, they deserve a simple vote. >>> and the westminster dog show, banana joe takes home the top prize at the westminster kennel dog show. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, february 13th, 2013. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, this morning it appears the manhunt for a former los angeles policeman suspected in a deadly campaign against the l.a. police department is over. law enforcement officials believe the massive manhunt for christopher dorner ended about 80 miles east of los angeles in big bear, california. man thought to be dorner barricaded himself inside a cabin and opened fire. the cabin suddenly caught fire and burned to the ground. the sheriff's department
MSNBC
Feb 13, 2013 6:00am PST
way? here's the great chuck todd. >>> three for the price of one. president obama's state of the union feels more like three speeches at once. a short-term rallying cry, a long-term laundry list and an unusually emotional plea for action to change gun laws. >>> while senator marco rubio's watershed moment for the party came up dry in one way, his punchy primetime pitch did rev up the base. and it stirred up more 2016 talk. >>> also this morning, an exclusive first interview. exit interview of sorts. with now former indiana senator dick lugar since he left the senate on what's wrong with congress, politics and the republican party, and how he thinks it can be fixed. good morning from washington. it's wednesday, february 13, 2013. this is the daily rundown. i'm chuck todd. reminder, folks, it's february 13th. husbands, boyfriends, you've got one more day to get your act together. let's go to my first reads of the morning. the president's state of the union address ended up arguably as three speeches in one. it started out with a focus on the looming economic and budget crises that
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